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Hartzler: Border Must Be Secure In Immigration Bill

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Hartzler: Border Must Be Secure In Immigration Bill

By Larry Wright. CREATED Jul 14, 2013

( Missourinet) -  An estimated 11-million people are in this country illegally.

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would offer them an eventual path of citizenship, after they pay certain penalties.

The House is now debating immigration reform.

Western Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says dealing with the issue of undocumented (illegal) immigrants is the toughest part of the debate.

Besides tighter border security,  Hartzler says immigration reform needs to include stiff penalties for businesses that hire illegal aliens.